Regensburg district

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coat of arms Germany map
Coat of arms of the district of Regensburg Map of Germany, position of the district of Regensburg highlighted

Coordinates: 49 ° 1 '  N , 12 ° 7'  E

Basic data
State : Bavaria
Administrative region : Upper Palatinate
Administrative headquarters : regensburg
Area : 1,391.9 km 2
Residents: 194,070 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 139 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : R.
Circle key : 09 3 75
Circle structure: 41 municipalities
Address of the
district administration:
Altmühlstrasse 3
93059 Regensburg
Website :
District Administrator : Tanja Schweiger ( Free Voters )
Location of the district of Regensburg in Bavaria
Weiden in der Oberpfalz Straubing Würzburg Schwabach Schweinfurt Regensburg Rosenheim Nürnberg Nürnberg Passau Landshut Memmingen Kaufbeuren Kempten (Allgäu) Ingolstadt Fürth Hof Erlangen Coburg Bayreuth Bamberg Augsburg München Aschaffenburg Amberg Ansbach Landkreis Würzburg Landkreis Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen Landkreis Weilheim-Schongau Landkreis Unterallgäu Landkreis Traunstein Landkreis Tirschenreuth Landkreis Straubing-Bogen Landkreis Starnberg Landkreis Schweinfurt Landkreis Schwandorf Landkreis Rottal-Inn Landkreis Roth Landkreis Rosenheim Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld Landkreis Regensburg Landkreis Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm Landkreis Regen Landkreis Passau Landkreis Ostallgäu Landkreis Oberallgäu Landkreis Nürnberger Land Landkreis Neu-Ulm Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab Landkreis Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim Landkreis Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Landkreis Neuburg-Schrobenhausen Landkreis München Landkreis Mühldorf am Inn Landkreis Miltenberg Landkreis Miesbach Landkreis Main-Spessart Landkreis Lindau (Bodensee) Landkreis Lichtenfels Landkreis Landshut Landkreis Landsberg am Lech Landkreis Kulmbach Landkreis Kronach Landkreis Kitzingen Landkreis Kelheim Landkreis Hof Landkreis Haßberge Landkreis Günzburg Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen Landkreis Fürth Landkreis Fürstenfeldbruck Landkreis Freyung-Grafenau Landkreis Freising Landkreis Forchheim Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt Landkreis Erding Landkreis Eichstätt Landkreis Ebersberg Landkreis Donau-Ries Landkreis Dingolfing-Landau Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau Landkreis Deggendorf Landkreis Dachau Landkreis Coburg Landkreis Cham Landkreis Berchtesgadener Land Landkreis Bayreuth Landkreis Bamberg Landkreis Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen Landkreis Bad Kissingen Landkreis Augsburg Landkreis Aschaffenburg Landkreis Ansbach Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach Landkreis Altötting Landkreis Aichach-Friedberg Bodensee Schweiz Österreich Baden-Württemberg Hessen Tschechien Sachsen Thüringenmap
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The district of Regensburg is the southernmost district of the administrative district of Upper Palatinate in Eastern Bavaria and completely surrounds the independent city of Regensburg . In the south it borders on three districts of Lower Bavaria .



The landscape of the district is diverse. It includes the Danube valley and the Laber , Regen and Naab valleys , all of which are tributaries of the Danube. In the east the district belongs to the Falkensteiner Vorwald , the westernmost part of the Bavarian Forest , and in the west to the foothills of the Franconian Alb .

The area of ​​the district covers 1391.87 km². The largest extension of the district in east-west direction is approx. 61 km, in north-south direction approx. 52 km. The highest point at 676  m above sea level. NN lies west of Frauenzell , the lowest point is the Gmünder Au at 320  m above sea level. NN .

Neighboring areas

The district borders clockwise in the north, beginning with the districts of Schwandorf , Cham , Straubing-Bogen , Landshut , Kelheim and Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate .


Before 1803, the areas of today's Regensburg district belonged primarily to the Prince Diocese of Regensburg , to Spa Bavaria and to the Duchy of Palatinate-Neuburg . In 1628 the Upper Palatinate fell to Bavaria, including parts of the current district.

Regional courts

The Stadtamhof district court was established as early as 1803 . In 1810 the city of Regensburg became an immediate district . In 1811 the Regenstauf Regional Court was established. Furthermore, there was the princely since 1811 Thurn and Taxis ' sche domination Court Woerth, from 1850, the district court of the same name was built. The city of Regensburg and all regional courts belonged to the Regenkreis , which was renamed Upper Palatinate in 1838 .

In 1857, the new Regensburg Regional Court was established from 43 municipalities from the Stadtamhof Regional Court and one municipality from the Kelheim Regional Court. The reduced Stadtamhof district court remained in existence.

District Offices

From an administrative point of view, the Regensburg District Office was formed in 1862 through the merger of the regional courts of the older order of Regensburg and Wörth. The regional courts Regenstauf and Stadtamhof were also merged to form the Stadtamhof district office in administrative terms. However, the city of Regensburg did not belong to these districts.

On the occasion of the reform of the layout of the Bavarian district offices, the Regensburg district office received municipalities from the Roding district office on January 1, 1880 when the municipality of Pittrich was ceded to the Straubing district office . At the same time, the Stadtamhof district was expanded to include the districts of Hemau (was dissolved), Kelheim and Roding.

The judicial districts within the Regensburg District Office were changed in 1879 and 1905. The Stadtamhof district was also expanded in 1879 with the addition of communities from the neighboring Hemau, Kelheim and Roding districts. The area of ​​the city of Regensburg expanded significantly in 1924 through incorporations at the expense of the Stadtamhof district. On October 1, 1929, the Stadtamhof district office was finally dissolved and its area assigned to the Regensburg district office.

On April 1, 1938, the city received the municipalities of Dech Betten , Großprüfening and Ziegetsdorf from the Regensburg District Office.


On January 1, 1939, the designation district was introduced as everywhere else in the German Reich . So the Regensburg district became the district of Regensburg.

In 1946 the district of Straubing was enlarged to include the communities of Kirchroth and Zeitldorn of the district of Regensburg. At the same time, the Pfaffenfang community came from the Roding district. It was incorporated into Altenthann .

As part of the regional reform in Bavaria , the district of Regensburg was significantly enlarged on July 1, 1972. New arrivals to the county

The district of Regensburg, for its part, gave the municipality of Rettenbach in the east to the district of Cham, the municipality of Wulkersdorf to the district of Schwandorf and the communities of Höhenberg , Niederachdorf , Obermiethnach , Pillnach and Pondorf to the district of Straubing-Bogen.

On January 1, 1974, Wulkersdorf returned from the Schwandorf district to the Regensburg district and was incorporated into Bernhardswald . On January 1st, 1977 the communities Burgweinting , Harting and Oberisling were incorporated into the independent city of Regensburg. On May 1, 1978, the Ponholz community moved from the Regensburg district to the Schwandorf district and was incorporated into Maxhütte-Haidhof there .

Population development

From 1988 to 2008 the district of Regensburg grew by almost 36,000 inhabitants or around 24%. The strong growth of the last few decades has weakened in recent years. In contrast to most of the districts in Eastern Bavaria, the district of Regensburg is still seeing a growth in population. On June 30, 2016, the district had 160,016 inhabitants.

Between 1988 and 2018 the district grew from 147,021 to 193,572 by 46,551 inhabitants or by 31.7%.

The following figures refer to the territorial status on May 25, 1987.

Population development
year 1840 1900 1939 1950 1961 1970 1987 1991 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015
Residents 58,773 69,408 80.029 104,272 103,698 120,290 144.278 157.011 166.215 176.067 182.193 183,796 189,390


District election 2020
Gains and losses
compared to 2014
 % p
-9.13  % p
+ 3.75  % p.p.
-5.59  % p
+ 5.57  % p

District administrators

In the district election of 2020 , Tanja Schweiger prevailed from the free voters in the first ballot with 68.15%.

District council

The result of the district election on March 15, 2020:

  • CSU 24 seats
  • FW 20 seats
  • GREEN 9 seats
  • SPD 7 seats
  • AfD 4 seats
  • ödp / party-free environmentalists 3 seats
  • FDP 2 seats
  • LEFT 1 seat

Of the 154,939 residents of the district of Regensburg who are entitled to vote, 103,028 exercised their right to vote, bringing the turnout to 66.5 percent.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of the district
Blazon : “Under the shield head with the Bavarian diamonds split by red and silver; in front a silver sloping bar, behind a continuous straight arm red paw cross . "

License Plate

The official license plate number has been "R" since July 1, 1956, both in the city of Regensburg and in the district. Combinations of two letters and three digits as well as one letter (only B, F, G, I, O and Q) and one to three digits are reserved for approvals in the city of Regensburg. The remaining combinations are reserved for approvals in the district; Two letters and four digits are used for both areas.

Economy and Infrastructure

In the Future Atlas 2016 , the district of Regensburg was ranked 39th out of 402 districts, municipal associations and independent cities in Germany, making it one of the regions with "very high future prospects". In the 2019 edition, it was ranked 103rd out of 401.


Rail network

The capital of the Upper Palatinate district is the hub of important railways that were initially created by the AG der Bayerische Ostbahnen :

In 1859 the first railway line reached Regensburg from Munich via Sünching and continued to Schwandorf - Amberg - Nuremberg .

The direct route via Neumarkt to Nuremberg did not follow until 1873 . In the same year you could also take the shorter route to Landshut - Munich via Eggmühl, while from Sünching you only drove in the direction of Straubing - Passau.

In 1874 the Danube Valley Railway to Saal and Ingolstadt was put into operation by the Bavarian State Railways . From here the short branch line to Alling branched off in Sinzing in 1875.

Further state local railways followed only after the turn of the century: 1903: Eggmühl - Schierling - Langquaid and 1913: Regensburg-Wutzlhofen - Wenzenbach - Falkenstein .

A special feature presented narrow- Walhalla train the Lokalbahn AG is Munich, which of Stadtamhof 1889 to Donaustauf and 1903 continue to Wörth drove along the left bank of the Danube. Passenger traffic was shut down here as early as 1960; on the other local railway lines in 1967/68 and 1984, a total of 50 kilometers:

  • 1960: R-Reinhausen - Donaustauf - Wörth = M = 23 km
  • 1984: R-Wutzlhofen - Irlbach - Falkenstein 18 km
  • 1967: Sinzing - Alling 4 km
  • 1968: Eggmühl - Schierling - Langquaid 5 km

The main lines remained with a length of 112 km.

Road traffic

The district of Regensburg is accessed by the A 3 (Passau – Nuremberg) and A 93 (Munich – Hof) motorways.


The district of Regensburg comprises 41 municipalities, including 3 cities and 8 markets.

(Area in km², population as of December 31, 2019)


  1. Hemau (9326)
  2. Neutraubling (13,997)
  3. Wörth adDonau (4909)


  1. Beratzhausen (5560)
  2. Donaustauf (4190)
  3. Kallmünz (2799)
  4. Laaber (5286)
  5. Lappersdorf (13,338)
  6. Nittendorf (9301)
  7. Regenstauf (16,253)
  8. Hemlock (8108)

Other communities

  1. Alteglofsheim (3295)
  2. Altenthann (1471)
  3. Aufhausen (1882)
  4. Bach adDonau (1799)
  5. Barbing (5429)
  6. Bernhardswald (5419)
  7. Brennberg (2037)
  8. Brunn (1426)
  9. Deuerling (2001)
  10. Duggendorf (1577)
  11. Hagelstadt (1978)
  12. Holzheim a.Forst (968)
  13. Köfering (2727)
  14. Mintraching (4867)
  15. Mötzing (1353)
  16. Obertraubling (8442)
  17. Pentling (6142)
  18. Pettendorf (3489)
  19. Pfakofen (1598)
  20. Pfatter (3216)
  21. Pielenhofen (1620)
  22. Riekofen (768)
  23. Sinzing (7449)
  24. Sünching (2180)
  25. Tegernheim (5600)
  26. Thalmassing (3535)
  27. Wenzenbach (8727)
  28. Wiesent (2616)
  29. Wolfsegg (1525)
  30. Zeitlarn (5867)

Administrative communities

  1. Alteglofsheim (communities Alteglofsheim and Pfakofen)
  2. Donaustauf (Markt Donaustauf and communities Altenthann and Bach adDonau)
  3. Kallmünz (Markt Kallmünz and communities Duggendorf and Holzheim a.Forst)
  4. Laaber (Market Laaber and the municipalities of Brunn and Deuerling)
  5. Pielenhofen-Wolfsegg (based in Wolfsegg; member communities: Pielenhofen and Wolfsegg)
  6. Sünching (communities Aufhausen, Mötzing, Riekofen and Sünching)
  7. Wörth adDonau (City of Wörth adDonau and the municipality of Brennberg)

Unregulated areas (32.35 km²)

  1. Forstmühler Forest (24.59 km²)
  2. Kreuther Forest (7.76 km²)

Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach Landkreis Cham Landkreis Dingolfing-Landau Landkreis Eichstätt Landkreis Kelheim Landkreis Landshut Landkreis Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Landkreis Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm Landkreis Schwandorf Straubing Landkreis Straubing-Bogen Regensburg Forstmühler Forst Kreuther Forst Brunn (Oberpfalz) Alteglofsheim Altenthann Aufhausen Bach an der Donau Barbing Beratzhausen Bernhardswald Bernhardswald Brennberg Brunn (Oberpfalz) Deuerling Donaustauf Duggendorf Hagelstadt Hemau Holzheim am Forst Kallmünz Köfering Laaber Lappersdorf Mintraching Mötzing Neutraubling Nittendorf Obertraubling Pentling Pettendorf Pfakofen Pfatter Pielenhofen Riekofen Regenstauf Schierling (Oberpfalz) Sinzing Sünching Tegernheim Thalmassing Wenzenbach Wiesent (Gemeinde) Wörth an der Donau Wolfsegg (Oberpfalz) ZeitlarnMunicipalities in R.svg
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Municipalities of the district before the territorial reform 1971/78

Before the beginning of the Bavarian regional reform, the district of Regensburg comprised 124 municipalities in the 1960s. The churches that still exist today are written in bold :

former parish today's parish today's district
Adlmannstein Bernhardswald Regensburg district
Alteglofsheim Alteglofsheim Regensburg district
Altenthann Altenthann Regensburg district
Aufhausen Aufhausen Regensburg district
Bach on the Danube Bach on the Danube Regensburg district
Barbing Barbing Regensburg district
Bernhardswald Bernhardswald Regensburg district
Brennberg Brennberg Regensburg district
Bruckbach Brennberg Regensburg district
Bubach am Forst Holzheim am Forst Regensburg district
Buchenlohe Regenstauf Regensburg district
Burgweinting regensburg City of Regensburg
Demling Bach on the Danube Regensburg district
Dengling Mötzing Regensburg district
This brook Regenstauf Regensburg district
Dietersweg Wiesent Regensburg district
Donaustauf , market Donaustauf Regensburg district
Ehring Riekofen Regensburg district
Eichhofen Nittendorf Regensburg district
Eilsbrunn Sinzing Regensburg district
Eitlbrunn Regenstauf Regensburg district
Eltheim Barbing Regensburg district
Etterzhausen Nittendorf Regensburg district
Frankenberg Brennberg Regensburg district
Frauenzell Brennberg Regensburg district
Friesheim Barbing Regensburg district
Gailsbach Hail city Regensburg district
Gebelkofen Obertraubling Regensburg district
Geisling Patter Regensburg district
Gmuend Patter Regensburg district
Count Winn Regenstauf Regensburg district
Grass regensburg City of Regensburg
Graßlfing Pentling Regensburg district
Griesau Patter Regensburg district
Grossberg Pentling Regensburg district
Grünthal Wenzenbach Regensburg district
Hague Rettenbach Cham district
Hackenberg Bernhardswald Regensburg district
Hail city Hail city Regensburg district
Haidenkofen Sünching Regensburg district
Shark book Mötzing Regensburg district
Hainsacker Lappersdorf Regensburg district
Harting regensburg City of Regensburg
Haugenried Nittendorf Regensburg district
Hauzendorf Bernhardswald Regensburg district
Hauzenstein Wenzenbach Regensburg district
Heilinghausen Regenstauf Regensburg district
Heitzenhofen Duggendorf Regensburg district
Deerling Regenstauf Regensburg district
Hofdorf Wörth on the Danube Regensburg district
Höhenberg Wiesenfelden District of Straubing-Bogen
Hohengebraching Pentling Regensburg district
Illkofen Barbing Regensburg district
Irnkofen Aufhausen Regensburg district
Kareth Lappersdorf Regensburg district
Karlstein Regenstauf Regensburg district
Pine wood Wörth on the Danube Regensburg district
Kneiting Pettendorf Regensburg district
Köfering Köfering Regensburg district
Kruckenberg Wiesent Regensburg district
Freestyle Bernhardswald Regensburg district
Langenerling Hail city Regensburg district
Lappersdorf Lappersdorf Regensburg district
Lichtenwald Altenthann Regensburg district
Luckenpaint Thalmassing Regensburg district
Mangolding Mintraching Regensburg district
Matting Pentling Regensburg district
Mintraching Mintraching Regensburg district
Moosham Mintraching Regensburg district
Mötzing Mötzing Regensburg district
Neudorf Pettendorf Regensburg district
Neutraubling Neutraubling Regensburg district
Niederachdorf Kirchroth District of Straubing-Bogen
Niedertraubling Obertraubling Regensburg district
Nittendorf Nittendorf Regensburg district
Oberachdorf Wörth on the Danube Regensburg district
Oberhinkofen Obertraubling Regensburg district
Oberisling regensburg City of Regensburg
Obermiethnach Kirchroth District of Straubing-Bogen
Obertraubling Obertraubling Regensburg district
Pentling Pentling Regensburg district
Pettendorf Pettendorf Regensburg district
Pettenreuth Bernhardswald Regensburg district
Petzkofen Aufhausen Regensburg district
Pfakofen Pfakofen Regensburg district
Patter Patter Regensburg district
Pielenhofen Pielenhofen Regensburg district
Pillnach Kirchroth District of Straubing-Bogen
Poign Pentling Regensburg district
Pondorf Kirchroth District of Straubing-Bogen
Ponholz Maxhütte-Haidhof Schwandorf district
Ramspau Regenstauf Regensburg district
Regendorf Time warning Regensburg district
Regenstauf , market Regenstauf Regensburg district
Rettenbach Rettenbach Cham district
Riekofen Riekofen Regensburg district
Rogging Pfakofen Regensburg district
Rosenhof Mintraching Regensburg district
Sanding Thalmassing Regensburg district
Sarching Barbing Regensburg district
Schönach Mötzing Regensburg district
Schönhofen Nittendorf Regensburg district
Schönleiten Regenstauf Regensburg district
Sengkofen Mintraching Regensburg district
Sinzing Sinzing Regensburg district
Steinsberg Regenstauf Regensburg district
Sünching Sünching Regensburg district
Sulzbach on the Danube Donaustauf Regensburg district
Taimering Riekofen Regensburg district
Tegernheim Tegernheim Regensburg district
Thalmassing Thalmassing Regensburg district
Tiefenthal Wörth on the Danube Regensburg district
Triftlfing Aufhausen Regensburg district
Viehhausen Sinzing Regensburg district
Pond Wörth on the Danube Regensburg district
Weillohe Thalmassing Regensburg district
Wenzenbach Wenzenbach Regensburg district
Wiesent Wiesent Regensburg district
Wolfsegg Wolfsegg Regensburg district
Cloud ring Thalmassing Regensburg district
Wörth an der Donau , city Wörth on the Danube Regensburg district
Wulkersdorf Bernhardswald Regensburg district
Time warning Time warning Regensburg district
Zinzendorf Wörth on the Danube Regensburg district
Incorporation and outsourcing before 1950

The municipality of Oppersdorf was renamed Lappersdorf on March 19, 1958 .

Protected areas

In the district of Regensburg there are eleven nature reserves , four landscape protection areas , 16 FFH areas and at least 53 geotopes designated by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (as of April 2016).

See also

Nature reserves

Ring of Honor of the District

The ring of honor is an award for people who have made outstanding contributions to the district. It is limited to 12 living people and is the highest honor given by the Regensburg district. The ring is awarded in gold and is provided with the county coat of arms.

By resolution of the district council, the district issued a statute on October 28, 1980, with which the criteria and requirements for the official honor with the ring of honor of the district of Regensburg are specified.



  • Rupert Schmid (1935–), German politician (CSU), retired district administrator. D., District Assembly President a. D.


  • Leonhard Deininger (1910–2002), German politician (CSU), retired district administrator. D., member of the state parliament a. D., former Regensburg city councilor
  • Hermann Höcherl (1912–1989), German politician ( CSU ), former Federal Minister. D.


  • Reiner Vogel: Leonhard Deininger. A life at the wheel of the Regensburg district. Hemau 1999.
  • District of Regensburg: The district of Regensburg in the past and present Volume 1, Regensburg 2008, ISBN 978-3-9812370-0-9 .
  • District of Regensburg: The district of Regensburg in the past and present Volume 2, Regensburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-9812370-1-6 .
  • District of Regensburg: Our district of Regensburg. Territorial Reform: Impact - Anecdotes - Views. Regensburg 2014, ISBN 978-3-9812370-2-3 .

Web links

Commons : Landkreis Regensburg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. "Data 2" sheet, Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. ^ Regensburg district : district area and use
  3. Bavarian Surveying Administration , Official Topographic Map 1: 25000, Digital Location Map 1: 10000
  4. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 534 .
  5. ^ Wilhelm Volkert (ed.): Handbook of Bavarian offices, communities and courts 1799–1980 . CH Beck, Munich 1983, ISBN 3-406-09669-7 , p. 97 .
  6. ^ Ordinance on the reorganization of Bavaria into rural districts and independent cities of December 27, 1971
  7. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 658 .
  8. Mittelbayerische Zeitung . October 21, 2017, p. 57 (data source: Bavarian State Office for Statistics).
  9. Results of the 2020 local elections on the homepage of the Bavarian State Office for Statistics, accessed on May 4, 2020
  10. Entry on the coat of arms of the Regensburg district  in the database of the House of Bavarian History , accessed on September 5, 2017 .
  11. Future Atlas 2016. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on October 2, 2017 ; accessed on March 24, 2018 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  12. Future Atlas 2019. Accessed December 10, 2019 .
  13. "Data 2" sheet, Statistical Report A1200C 202041 Population of the municipalities, districts and administrative districts 1st quarter 2020 (population based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  14. ^ Official register of places for Bavaria 1964